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Black Friday deals hub – New deals added frequently

DEAL NEWS – It’s Black Friday week/month so this is the place to find deals that will help you save big on a variety of gear! Keeping checking back to this page as we add new deals. Vivint Standalone Doorbell Camera Pro (deal good through 11/30) Regularly priced at $249, Vivint is currently offering their …

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Android Nougat security certificates are expiring in 2021

NEWS – Came across this news item recently, and haven’t heard much about it elsewhere. Turns out the 7.1.1 version of Android (Nougat) may not be able to access secure websites starting in 2021, unless you update their operating system. I’m not worried about those who read The Gadgeteer who are in the Android camp, …

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Crazy Deal today only – OnePlus wireless earbuds for only $1

DEAL NEWS – Listen up! Today (11/18/20) might be your lucky day. OnePlus is celebrating OnePlus Day and is offering their fans a super sale on their OnePlus Buds and their Bullet Wireless Z earbuds. You can get a pair of either for only $1. Is there a catch? Yes. These deals are only going …

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TRING is a multi-tool that doubles as a grip for your phone

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – We’ve all seen phone grips like the PopSocket, but TRING takes phone grips to a whole new level of usefulness. They just started a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter today which I think will be pretty popular. What is it? TRING is a 6 in 1 multi-tool that has been milled from high-alloy, heat-resistant …

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Hear audio without wires or headphones with SoundBeamer 1.0

NEWS – What’s the worst part of listening to personal audio?  The wires?  What if you’re wireless?  Then, it could be clamping headphones or uncomfortable earbuds.  What if you could listen to your audio – music, conferencing, GPS directions – whatever – all without anything in or around your ears?  That’s precisely what the Israeli …

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This pocket comb is a multi-tool that you need for your EDC

NEWS – When I think about multi-tools, Leatherman tools are the first ones that come to my mind. But during one of my internet quests to find unique EDC gear, I discovered the carbon stainless steel Dango MT03 Comb & Clip multi-tool and wow. First of all, there’s a comb for your beard or hair, …

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EXLICON helps you draw perfect circles, ellipses, hexagons, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaign

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Last year I told you about the successfully funded crowdfunding campaign for the Ddiin MAGCON drawing tool. This year they are back with the EXLICON, the multi-tool of drawing and design tools. What is it? EXLICON is a versatile multi-functional set of drawing tools that help you draw perfect circles, ovals/ellipses, hexagons, …

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This multitool has an adjustable wrench in the handle!

NEWS – If you’ve ever said that the one tool missing from a multi-tool is an adjustable wrench, then CRKT must have been listening. Their SEPTIMO multi-tool features 6 tools in a pocket-friendly form factor. It has a super sharp knife that has Veff Serration™ which allows it to cut through cord, rope, and straps …

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Make Tronsmart Apollo Bold sound even better

NEWS – I recently reviewed the Tronsmart Apollo Bold TWS earbuds. Overall, I was very impressed with the design, operation, and performance of the earbuds. I continue to use them daily for listening to music and also for participating in teleconferences. One thing that I noticed in my review and that other reviewers on the …

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You need to add this miniature titanium strong box to your EDC

NEWS – I have no idea what I’d store inside this cute little box, but the desire to buy one is strong. It’s made of titanium with a slide top that has a spring-loaded ball latch and a cool topographical map pattern engraved on it. The strong box has inside dimensions of 2.35″ x 1.17″ …

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Allay Lamp’s patented green light soothes and calms

NEWS – With all the stress and tension in the world in these unprecedented times, any opportunity for a bit of relief is welcomed by most of us.  The Allay Lamp may be able to provide that for you.  Allay Lamp’s patented light, discovered by a Harvard Medical School neuroscientist, is a narrow band of …

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BAT coin sized multi-tool, KALEA kitchen composter, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – This week we are bringing you information about four different crowdfunding campaigns that are currently running on Kickstarter. This week’s campaigns are for people who like tiny multi-tools, drones, and more. SORA: Reusable Planner for Life What is it? SORA is an all-in-one reusable whiteboard planner with a disc binding system (like …

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Use a drone to help you find buried treasure!

NEWS – In another lifetime, I was a treasure hunter. Or I should say that I was a metal detector enthusiast who belonged to a local THing (treasure hunting) club. I still have a Tesoro metal detector hiding somewhere in my garage. Technology has advanced considerably since I purchased that Tesoro detector. So much so …

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Save valuable space on your desk with the Samsung 32″ Space Monitor

NEWS – Space on our desks is invaluable. You can reclaim some of that precious space with Samsung’s 32″ Space Monitor. This 4K monitor comes with an integrated clamp stand. Because it has a clamp stand, you will have to have a compatible desk – meaning that the edge of your desk where you will …

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